Once your neighbourhood planning group is set up, your next step is to decide on the boundary of the area that you want to cover in your neighbourhood plan. Neighbourhood areas can be large or small.
The boundaries of a neighbourhood area can be decided in a number of ways - They could be existing parish boundaries, physical boundaries like a road or river, or a catchment area for the local shops. Speak to other local people about it to make sure that your decision feels right to them.
Once the area boundary is decided, you need to submit it to the local authority for designation.
Once the area (and forum) is designated, work on the plan can begin!